'Gaza Man' app trains youth to fight 'Israeli aggression' with rifles & RPGs

A spokesperson said the game is meant to "concretize" the idea of defending the land as a natural right and not as terrorism and to leave in the minds of the players the idea of the Palestinian hero.

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March 2, 2015 18:02
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'Gaza Man' app trains youth to fight 'Israeli aggression' with rifles & RPG's

'Gaza Man' app trains youth to fight 'Israeli aggression' with rifles & RPG's

A new action game available on Google Play called "Gaza Man" allows players to take the role of Gaza gunmen shooting at Israeli soldiers with an assault rifle and  RPGs.

The opening sequence to the game, produced by Bridgeview for Trading - a company that produces no results on Google search -  shows Israeli soldiers arresting a young child, shooting his soccer ball and harassing a woman.

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The creators of the game, according to its description on Google Play, "aim to stimulate the spirit of resistance against injustice in the young generation, and consider Gaza Man to be its first effort towards attaining this goal."

According to the Palestinian news agency Safa, "Palestinian and Jordanian youngsters from a new strategy game called 'Gaza Man' can now simulate the battle between the supporters of the Palestinian resistance and Israel soldiers and cause them great losses."

The Safa article on the game claimed: "The game represents one of the most important Arabic productions in terms of programming, production and marketing, to reinforce the idea of the right of resistance in defense of the rights of the Palestinian people, and a strategy to electronically create a way toward the liberation of Palestine."

The spokesperson for the company  Ahmed al Darwish said to Safa that "the idea for the game, inspired by the recent aggression on Gaza last summer, is to concretize the idea of defending the land as a natural right and not as terrorism and to leave in the minds of the players the idea of the Palestinian hero."

The final stage of the game, according to Darwish, will be "liberating the land" and returning the captured young boy by the "resistance," in order to shed light on what the Palestinian people have historically lived through.

The weapons used in the game are meant to simulate "those used by the resistance against the aggression."

The game has supposedly received great admiration from the youth, who "are waiting in the thousands" for the newest version to be available for download, according to Darwish.

'Gaza Man' is described in Google Play as: "more than just a game! It elevates the morale and the fighting spirit of its users. What the user experiences in the game can be translated from the virtual world of the game into the reality of his life in the Occupied Territories. This way, it helps to keep his will to achieve liberation alive, and helps to instil a deep dedication to the struggle against the occupier."

'Gaza Man' has been rated 272 times with a nearly perfect 4.9 out of 5 rating on Google Play.

This is not the first game of its kind. A strategy video game called "The Liberation of Palestine," that features prisoner swaps, buying weapons and scoring attacks was featured in the Arab media last October.  

Even ISIS has reportedly tried its hand at instilling its values into youth through a violent video game last September.


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